September 11, 1998
(Works, Services and Transportation)
Information session scheduled for Pippy Park Boundary Review
An information session on the review of the boundaries of Pippy Park will
take place on Monday, September 14 in the Marine Institute Cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. The
Department of Works, Services and Transportation wishes to remind area residents of the
importance of attending this session so that all views and concerns can be taken into
consideration in determining the future park boundaries. Representatives of the Pippy Park
Commission as well as representatives of the City of St. John's will also be in attendance
at this session to answer questions.
This is the second session on the review of the Pippy Park boundaries.
Earlier this year, the Department of Works, Services and Transportation engaged an
independent consultant, John Roil, to undertake the review with a final report expected in
September. However, Mr. Roil has advised that additional consultation with residents is
appropriate. In light of that, government has agreed to extend the deadline for the
commissioner's report to late October.
The need for a review follows a number of concerns raised by many groups
and individuals on what properties should and should not be included within the park
boundaries. Pippy Park exists to provide a park-like setting for public institutions and
other facilities accessed by the public. This review is intended to ensure that properties
within the park boundaries are in keeping with this mandate.
Media Contact: Jill Sooley, (709) 729-3015.
1998 09 11 1:40 p.m.